On Thursday 10th March the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies in the School of Law was delighted to welcome Dr Noelle Higgins from NUI Maynooth Department of Law who delivered a guest lecture entitled ‘Individual Criminal Responsibility for Attacks on Cultural Property: The Case of Al Faqi al Mahdi’. The guest lecture was attended by undergraduate and graduate law students.
Dr Ger Coffey, Course Director of the LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters programme, who organised the guest lecture, said:
“Dr Higgins gave an excellent lecture on the first case (Al Faqi al Mahdi) of its kind currently before the International Criminal Court on whether the destruction of cultural heritage is a war crime under the Rome Statute. The students benefited enormously from the exchange of ideas and gained useful insights into such an important area of international criminal law.”
Students on the Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters programmes benefit from a host of guest lectures throughout the academic year organised by Course Director Dr Ger Coffey.